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. with the smaller tax base, city leaders did not reduce the budget. under pressure from labor unions, they never reduced things like health benefits or bonuses. when the budget was in the red the borrowed. judge steven rhodes wondered out loud why this hadn't happened sooner as he made the historic ruling that detroit is eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. now pension, for more than 23,000 firefighters, police and other municipal employees are facing the potential of dramatic reductions. >> we're trying to be very thoughtful, measured and humane about what we have to do. what i can tell them is that the reality is there's not enough money to address the situation no matter what we do >> reporter: the american federation of state, county and municipal employees immediately filed a notification of appeal, noting that there is no insurance to act as a bock stop for city pensioners, they just lose money. also noting that judge rhodes determined the city did not bargain with pension representatives in good faith but there was no practical way to do so. >> we are disappointed with the fact that the jud
african-americans might qualify for medicaid, the children's health insurance credit or tax premiums to lower premiums. >> they can score political points by attacking affordable care act, or they can save taxpayer and ensure that thousands of their citizens have access to qualify health care. >> the cost could be astro nommical. another report by national center for policy analysis, claims in one state alone, arizona, medicaid expansion will cost taxpayers about $1 billion a year. emanuel stressed he still believes enough young and healthy people will sign up to pay into the system and help balance it out urks. >> i think there will be a fiscally safe budget. >> usa today recording that scores of people dealing with this glitch and not being able to get insurance before the december 23rd deadline to enroll. >> ed on the north lawn. thank you. >>> some people think the revamped health cacare.gov look better. but looks can be deceiving. >> there is a new future at healthcare.gov that puts premiums and deductibles or out of pocket expenses on the same screen, so the prices are easy to
to the long list of political promises proven untrue along side read my lips, no new taxes. the phrase isn't going away and the story line isn't going away. young people are leaving in droves. >> the if you like your health care you can keep it quote, harry reid has revived the debate the president told the truth all along. >> there were thousands of people that found out that was not actually possible. >> but i still go back and say what i said earlier. what he said was true. >> okay. >> if you want to keep your insurance you have, you can keep it. >> reid staring at a difficult battle to keep control of the senate in 2014 could be trying to reframe a sore point with voters. he says many health plans have changed in the last few years. he says the president was telling the truth at the time of the promise. carney had no interest in reengaging. >> i think the president has spoken about this at length and repeatedly and taken action on this. i don't have anything to add to that. >> reid put the white house on defense over the position to exempt some of the staff from enrolling in the d.c. e
bush tax cuts remain and much of the obama agenda is stalled. progressives blame the president and weak party leadership. >> democrats didn't push hard enough to create an agenda that would put america back to work, rebuild our infrastructure, get us out of the wars, and to take us in a new direction on trade and push for civil liberties. >> reporter: but the think tank known as third wave ripped into far left economic pop ulists, warning in a hard-hitting op-ed that, nothing would be more disastrous for democrats. the political problems of liberal populism are bad enough. the movement relies on a, we can have it all fantasy. when the tea party pushed the gop right, democrats lost the house majority in the biggest blowout in 50 years. a coalition of 54 blue dog democrats saw their ranks decimated by more than half then, and they're down to 15 now. blue dogs were all the rage in the '90s. president clinton declared the era of big government over, the economy was strong and budget was balanced. >> growing the private economy is the prerequisite for being a party of opportunity. that's som
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